A picture is worth a thousand words; or Easter in Australia

by Anna Blanch on April 7, 2010

I feel like pictures are better than words to explain my last few days. There’s nothing quite like working really hard to finish things so that you can take a break and enjoy life unencumbered by deadlines!

I’ve been quiet the last week or so, except for sharing the wit of Taylor Mali on a couple of occasions. There’s a few (good) reasons. The 50 hour trip from St Andrews (Scotland) to Tamworth (Australia) knocked me a little sideways and I’ve been taking some time to reflect on the things most important to me…

Last weekend saw a familyreunion and wedding all rolled into one long Easter weekend. My extended family are a raucous bunch with obvious touches of the blarney stone. The Irish wit, story telling ability, and general eagerness to good naturedly rib is in abundance. Nothing you’ve ever done is off-limits and the stories are reworked and weaved into long periods of banter. It is hard to get a word in edge-ways and that’s saying something for me – although I am sure they would argue that I hold my own! I’m up to my neck in photos from the weekend and I may just share some over the next little while! It’s been nice to find my feet behind my camera again over the last few months – once of those confidence things I think.

I will leave you with a couple of images – which are a little like blindly feeling the shape of an elephant in a dark room – of my father’s latest masterpieces, a water feature I have taken to referring to as his avantgarde pastoral fountain. It’s a sight to behold!

I’m here in Australia until early next week and i’m really enjoying the time off to recharge, spend time with my beautiful niece and my extended family, and to get a chance to watch my brother play (even if it is only through television coverage and not in person).

  • kathleen

    Speaking of gorgeous trees… Gorgeous photos (as always) from you! Glad you're having good family time!

  • Goannatree

    Thanks Kathleen! It's always great to read your comments – always so encouraging.

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